Christmas in the Village of Westfield 2013 will be a three-day family-friendly event to mark the beginning of the magical holiday season in Westfield. From Santa's arrival and horse-drawn carriage rides through the village to the Hall of Christmas and Victorian Tea, Westfield's Christmas in the Village offers something for every age and every budget and is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
Friday, Nov. 22: Family Night
Events on Friday kick off when Santa arrives to light the "Christmas Tree" in Moore Park at 6 p.m. Santa will come rain or shine, but we don't know how he will travel. In years past Santa has arrived on tractor, grape picker and horse drawn wagon so this year it is anyone's guess. From there, Santa goes to the YWCA (58 S. Portage) for visits and pictures with children, treats, beverages and fun activities. Family Night is a free event.
Saturday, Nov. 23
The Hall of Christmas at Eason Hall (Elm Street) opens its doors Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with purveyors of fine merchandise and food. The Hall of Christmas remains open until 4 p.m. Santa will be available for visits with children in Eason Hall in the afternoon. Shawn Wilder will entertain visitors by singing holiday, pop, country and crooner's music. Free horse-drawn carriage rides from Magic Moments Carriages begin at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. The rides depart from and return to Eason Hall.
A Victorian Tea will be served at the George P. York mansion on Portage Street, on the hour, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. A butler will greet guests at the door and escort them into the charming, Victorian-era rooms for tea and light refreshments. Because seating is limited, only 20 tickets will be sold for each seating and guests are asked to arrive no earlier than the hour shown on their ticket and to park on the street or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride from Eason Hall. Tickets are available at the McClurg Museum, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and are $10 per person.
Sunday, Nov. 18
The Hall of Christmas will be open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eason Hall. The Westfield Women's Organization will also be holding the 2013 Holly Tour of selected homes decked out for the holiday season. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Hall of Christmas. Show your Holly Tour ticket at the door of the Hall of Christmas and register for door prizes.
Come participate in the weekend's events, and visit the village's shops and restaurants to discover all that Westfield has to offer. Together we will usher in the 2013 holiday season of peace, love, good will and merriment at Christmas in the Village of Westfield, New York.
For more information, please contact Marilyn Hemmer at 326-3504 or 753-6043, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.